Step 4. Remember to follow up

The career fair may be over, but your work isn't. You should have gathered a list of contacts from the companies you're targeting, and if they were open to further correspondence, take advantage of that. Writing a thank-you note or email is a great way to get your name in front of a recruiter again, and it will make you stand out.

Recruiters say it's also a good idea to get as much exposure to a company as you can, so try to make continuing connections with companies you liked. Find out if anyone in your network works there and ask for an informational interview, or find another career fair where the company will be in attendance. The more a company sees you, the less of a stranger you are and the easier it will be to get an interview.